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Rotorua New Zealand


Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua (and surrounding region) is one of the most popular tourist towns in the North Island, well known for its geothermal activity, its lakes and numerous attractions and adrenaline pumping adventure activities. The sulphur smell will surprise you! Rotorua is also the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture, and visitors can enjoy a performance of song and dance, followed by food cooked in a traditional hangi (cooked in an earthen oven). The region is one of the country's prime trout fishing spots. Rotorua has something for everyone, from family groups, to the independent traveler, from budget travelers to those seeking luxury accommodation.
Travel guides for Rotorua: Viator.com, rotoruanz.com
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What to do in Rotorua

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Agrodome    7.6 KM Rotorua
A visit to the Agrodome is simply a 'must do', offering visitors a fun, interactive, hands-on experience showcasing New Zealand farming at its best. One of the highlights is the world famous and multi-award winning Sheep Show, presenting an exciting insight into New Zealand agriculture. Experience the Organic Farm Tour -Tour our NZ working farm offering a hand on experience
Pure Cruise - Sailing Yacht, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua    12 KM Rotorua
You won't be surprised to discover that a 'pure' aspect underpins what we do. Have an amazing experience with us off the beaten track on board Tiua our 53ft sailing, explore the secluded bays & stunning scenery, swim, fish, and relax. This place is a paradise and Pure Cruise has devised countless ways to enjoy it. Come on board and share our passion for sailing & this stunning
Buried Village of Te Wairoa    13 KM Rotorua
Step back in time and explore the village excavated from the mud of Mt Tarawera, hear the stories of the fateful night, and experience the force of nature at Wairere falls. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a place of exceptional beauty that has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute    3 KM Rotorua
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village    2.8 KM Rotorua
Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is the Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance.
Combination attraction and sightseeing tours    0.2 KM Rotorua
Various organized half day and full day bus tours in Rotorua combining attractions from the region depending on interests. With hotel pickup services these convenient Rotorua tours include combinations of the Tamaki Maori village evening with hangi dinner, Te Puia Maori arts and crafts, Whakarewarewa thermal valley, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Agrodome sheep show and extreme sport adventures at Agroventures Adventure Park. Additional tours include the Skyline gondola and lake boat lunch cruise.
Try the OGO Ball Unique experience.    4.4 KM Rotorua
Once harnessed inside the OGO ball, you will roll downhill in this enormous plastic ball. You can also choose the wash cycle option. Do not forget your bathing suit and towel.
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve - Wai Ora Spa    12.6 KM Rotorua
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve is the MOST active thermal reserve in Rotorua with boiling mud pools, steaming sulphur fumaroles, erupting hot waters, mud volcano, New Zealand's largest hot water fall, steam vent geyser and much more. Wai Ora Spa is New Zealand's only mud bath spa complex where you can experience a genuine geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa. Traditional massages
Wet 'n' Wild Rafting - whitewater adventures    1.7 KM Rotorua
Wild whitewater rafting adventures to mild scenic float trips for all age groups and confidence levels! Daily rafting options on the Wairoa, Kaituna and Rangitaiki Rivers. Multi day wilderness river journeys on Motu and Mohaka Rivers. Wet'n'Wild delivers a positively enhanced rafting experience through customer safety, quality equipment and highly qualified and experienced Guides.
HELiPRO Helicopter Adventures    3 KM Rotorua
HELiPRO excursions feature the very best of New Zealand's fabulous scenery. Active Volcanoes, Lakes and magnificent coastlines feature in a number of our excursions. Join us for the experience of a lifetime travelling to destinations which include White Island active Volcano and, exclusive to HELiPRO, Mount Tarawera Volcano and Mokoia Island Wildlife sanctuary.
Rotorua Combos    0.4 KM Rotorua
We have combined Rotorua's leading adventure activities, adrenalin filled whitewater rafting & sledging, tandem skydiving, swooping, zorbing, monster 4x4, luging also including award winning Tamaki Maori culture hangi & concert, & Hells Gate Mud bath & spa. Check us out!

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Current and upcoming events in Rotorua

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    3.4 KM Rotorua
Pitch Night is back in 2017! There will be some awesome prizes up for grabs. Come along and be part of this fun and vibrant evening showcasing Bay of Plenty entrepreneurs. Be part of the epic event and help pick the crowd favourite. About Pitch ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Get outdoors and active this spring. Take a break from the office and log a ride as part of NZTA’s Mini Aotearoa Bike Challenge by joining us for a relaxed lunchtime ride. Must be able to ride a bike. Please bring your bike and a helmet. If you ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    4 KM Rotorua
The first annual Rainbow Springs Pumpkin Art Competition is now open for entries. Get into your garden or down to the veggie store, grab a pumpkin of any kind (or any vegetable!) and make it into something of your own. Carve it, paint it, glue stuff ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rainbow Springs, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
2TOA Aotearoa is New Zealand's first national CrossFit pairs competition to be held in the central North Island, attracting athletes from all four corners of Aotearoa - New Zealand. The name 2TOA, translates to 'two-person strength', fitting well in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    2.7 KM Rotorua
First race of a 4 race series. Cruise up - Race Down. Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest Gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking. Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking - the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Holiday Inn, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.7 KM from Rotorua
    4 KM Rotorua
Join us on Saturday 28 October for a Halloween day that will be loads of fun (and a bit scary) for the little ones, going through into the terrifying night. We've got the lollies, if you've got the guts! Enter the creepy crawly tunnel (at your own ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rainbow Springs, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4 KM from Rotorua
    3.9 KM Rotorua
Reggae theme Night at Mitchell Downs Tavern, Live Band Rootz Konekt playing Reggae Music from 9pm. Come in Reggae Costume you will love the atmosphere. Event need valid ID for entry.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    2 KM Rotorua
For over quarter of a century The Original Gypsy Fair has been travelling NZ and we will be back in Rotorua, at the Lake front reserve for our sixth fair of the 2017-2018 season. As always we will be bringing an expansive range of handcrafted ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Utuhina Badminton Club has club nights on Tuesdays. Throughout the summer season (Oct-Feb), 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Winter season starting from (Mar-Sep) 7pm - 9pm. Opens to all ages and levels of badminton players. Coaching and rackets available.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Badminton Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    15.6 KM Rotorua
Swamp Thing and The Warratahs do a joint headliner presenting two nights of a double happy cracker of a show. Doors from 6 pm on both nights.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.6 KM from Rotorua
    53 KM Rotorua
Come, enjoy a day out in the Valley away from the hustle and bustle of the city 1-hr from Rotorua and Whakatane at the foot of the Urewera's, in the middle of everywhere. Christmas Market, great day out for the family. A selection of deliciously ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Galatea Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 53 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
The Tikitapu Trail Run is part of the Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50km since November 2016. You can choose between running/walking 16 or 23km – both starting at Pohutu Geyser, Te Puia and finishing at one of New Zealand’s most spectacular ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Puia: NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
This spectacular run and walk will start at Pohutu Geyser in the Whakarewarewa Thermal Field, Te Puia. From there, it’s ‘full steam ahead’ through Hemo Gorge and following Puarenga Stream into the heart of Whakarewarewa Forest. Following the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Puia: NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Make sure you don’t miss out on tickets to this wonderful Festival of Gardens showcasing some of Rotorua’s most stunning gardens. Over 40 gardens will be on display from large rural gardens to tiny town plots; all of them giving you some ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Government Gardens - Roadside Stories, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
This event, jointly promoted and managed by the Rotary clubs in Rotorua, provides the fellowship of lunch, an excellent speaker, and a superbly run auction of goods where the generosity of the people of Rotorua enables substantial donations to be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Kindly Leave the Stage by John Chapman Directed by Val Isherwood This ‘play within a play’ comes to a juddering halt when Rupert misses his line and then totally loses the plot. Those around him try to steer the sinking ship back on course ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Little Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Walk to raise Depression and Suicide Awareness. Please wear yellow which is the international colour of hope. Please come and join us. There will be a concert performed by Ngati Pikiao youth after the walk. Like us on our Facebook page: ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, Saturday Night Fever, will tour arenas and theatres in New Zealand this November and December. Today's announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
Focusing on wheeled mobility, seating and postural management, the Oceania Seating Symposium will be held at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua, the tourism capital of New Zealand. The inaugural event will be hosted by Seating To Go, in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Rock Mineral Gem Mineral and Fossil Club meets every fourth Wednesday of the month, usually at the St Johns venue listed above. For February 2017 we are meeting at 22 Maida Vale St, 7:30 to view videos and photos of our Secretary's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St John's Ambulance Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    2.5 KM Rotorua
Six weeks of six-a-side social games. Gain an introduction to hockey, have fun and stay active this spring with your work colleagues. All you need is yourself, sports shoes, an awesome attitude (all equipment provided). Register online at ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Smallbone Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Spark New Zealand, The MacDiarmid Institute and the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering present Nanogirl Live! in Engineering Magic, Touring New Zealand November/December 2017. Following last year’s sell-out tour, join Nanogirl and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.8 KM Rotorua
Rotorua becomes New Zealand’s running mecca in late November for the ultimate half marathon run and walk. New experiences, new sights and new sounds are around every corner of this stunning half marathon course. Vehicles take second places as ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soundshell and Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.8 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Looking for something musical to do? The Rotorua Symphonic Band is a concert ensemble of woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, alto & tenor saxophone, etc), brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, etc) and percussion ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Brass Band Room, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    1.2 KM Rotorua
Join Rotorua Racecourse at Christmas time with this special festive favourite. Treat your friends, family or colleagues to a fun filled day out at Rotorua Christmas at the Races with great food, thrilling thoroughbred racing action and heaps of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arawa Park Racecourse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, the annual 200 Show contains works all priced at $200 or less and all 200mm by 200mm, in a variety of media by local and established artists. This Exhibition runs from Saturday 3rd December ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
3.6 KM Rotorua
Are you single? Wanting to meet other like minded people? Come along to our weekly walk/run where singles can meet and mingle in a fun environment. It's a great way to meet other people in a safe place and it's healthy! Arrive 1/2 hour early ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Puarenga Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.6 KM from Rotorua
    1.2 KM Rotorua
New Zealand’s first Mudtopia Festival, held 1-3 December, is where partying, pampering and playing collide to create unforgettable experiences…all in 100% Kiwi mud! Inspired by one of the world’s most unusual and immersive ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arawa Park Racecourse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.2 KM from Rotorua
    4.3 KM Rotorua
Second race of a 4 race series. Cruise up - Race Down. Doubles as Southstar Youth Enduro Champs Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking. Encapsulating everything people love ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waipa Carpark, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
The Christmas parties are departing. Hurry, we're taking deposits to secure spots so don't miss your flight... Get your travel-groove on, team! Your departure dates have been confirmed for the best Christmas Party in town! Celebrate the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Ceroc Dance modern jive is a social partner dance generally done to chart toppers and old favourites. It is a partner dance that you can dance at parties, pubs, nightclubs, weddings; just about anywhere! On your first night, you will receive a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Primary School, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Salsa Classes in Rotorua. Greydis is an internationally accredited professional Latin dancer, tutor and Choreographer. Her passion is to share her experience and knowledge of dance. Starting: Wednesday 18th October - 13th December (9 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queen Elizabeth Health Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
'Morning Fitness' is the best way to start the Day! This is the ultimate fitness package! Utilizing Greydis's experience and knowledge of dance and fitness training, Greydis has created a body sculpt workout aimed to help shape and tone your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queen Elizabeth Health Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    1 KM Rotorua
- M.C. - Howie Morrison. - Quiz Master - Reverend Tom Poata. - Auctioneer - Charles Sturt. - Special Guest's - Shane Cameron, John Tamihere And Temuera Morrison. - Live Music. - $500 Per Table (Other Donations, Kindly accepted) (6 to 10 People ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ohinemutu Maori Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. Funds raised go towards projects ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    4 KM Rotorua
Come and celebrate Christmas with Skyline Rotorua and enjoy with family and friends our scrumptious Christmas Buffet Lunch or Dinner. Keep the children entertained with Santa making a surprise visit while the adults can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4 KM from Rotorua
    4 KM Rotorua
Come and celebrate Christmas with Skyline Rotorua and enjoy with family and friends our scrumptious Christmas Buffet Lunch or Dinner. Keep the children entertained with Santa making a surprise visit while the adults can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4 KM from Rotorua
    0.8 KM Rotorua
The Soundshell Market operating for over 28 years features outdoor stalls held right on the Lakefront, Rotorua. Heaps of parking,.fabulous location, close to town, restaurants and cafes. The stalls feature from all over New Zealand and the goodies ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Soundshell and Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.8 KM from Rotorua
    4 KM Rotorua
Come and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar. Join in the celebrations with family and friends while dining off the amazing Stratosfare Buffet, then later enjoying Rotorua’s annual spectacular fireworks display from your very ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stratosfare Restaurant, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
To register or for more information please contact Laurie Breadmore 07 345 6004, Rotorua Support Group.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Polynesian Spa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    9.2 KM Rotorua
Third race of a 4 race series. Cruise up - Race Down. Welcome to the country’s 4 biggest Gravity Enduro’s and the most fun you’ll ever have mountain biking. Encapsulating everything people love about the sport of mountain biking - the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Blue Lake (Tikitapu), Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 9.2 KM from Rotorua
    3 KM Rotorua
Haere Mai! Welcome to the Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious ultramarathon. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 102, 87km, 62km distances or relays. The course is from Rotorua to Kawerau in the Bay ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Redwoods, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3 KM from Rotorua
3.9 KM Rotorua
Every Friday we have Karaoke Night starts from 8pm till late. Come and sing along your favorite song with your friends and family. we run courtesy Van for pick up and drop offs for small donation. Wide range of beverages and food available all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mitchell Downs Tavern, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 3.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Inspired by the film The Piano with permission kindly granted by Jane Campion, Jan Chapman and Saddleback Productions. 25 years ago, cinema goers around the world were captivated by an extraordinary tale of desire, violence and hope. The story of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Reserve, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Farmers Market sells a range of fresh, local produce and specialty foods from handcrafted wooden barrows. The event also features local musicians each week, creating a fun, family-friendly atmosphere in the heart of Rotorua.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Night Market is a must do while in Rotorua! This event is for locals and visitors alike, it is family friendly with great food, music and boutique stalls. Experience every Thursday evening in the 'Heart of Tutanekai Street’ (between ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Night Market, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tearooms. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Runanga Tea House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Rotorua

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Top Camp Ground    0.8 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Cosy Cottage Thermal Rotorua    1.3 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Willow Haven Lake Side    6.4 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Blue Lake Top Ten    9.1 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Okareka Budget Basic Camp Site    10 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 

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